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Director Tony Scott's death a 'great shock' to Hollywood

20 August 2012 Last updated at 07:57 BST

Hollywood director Tony Scott, famous for films including Top Gun, has died after jumping from a bridge in Los Angeles, authorities have said.

The Los Angeles County Coroner's office said Scott's death was being investigated as a suicide.

British-born Scott, brother of Alien director Ridley, shot to fame in the 1980s with a string of action films, including Top Gun.

The BBC's Peter Bowes said ''This death is a great shock to Hollywood.''